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Hurricane in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Harrisburg

 
 
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By Jeff McKaughan, July 5, 2015
1. Harrisburg Marker
Inscription. In 1859, after helping settle San Bernardino California, Moses Harris moved his family to Utah and settled on the Virgin River near Quail Creek. In 1862 a flood forced the settlers further up Quail Creek to the Cottonwood Creek Fork. Due to the many large rocks in the area the settlers built their homes and barns of stone. Rocks gathered while clearing their land for planting were used to establish property lines, leaving several miles of stone fences. By 1864 there were sixteen families totaling 128 people living here. In 1868 the population was about 200 people. Many worked at the Silver Reef mines and mills. By 1892 repeated flooding had driven away all but six families.

Dedicated by
Matt Warner Chapter 1900 and
Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069
E Clampus Vitus
March 21, 1999 (6004)

 
Erected 1999 by Matt Warner Chapter No. 1900 and Billy Holcomb Chapter No, 1069, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 97.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 12.36′ N, 113° 23.6′ W. Marker is in Hurricane, Utah, in Washington County. Marker is on Utah Route 91, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map.
Harrisburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff McKaughan, July 5, 2015
2. Harrisburg Marker
Marker is located approximately 150 feet inside the St. George RV Resort. Marker is in this post office area: Hurricane UT 84737, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harrisburg/ Harrisburg Residents (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civilian Conservation Corps, Leeds, Utah (approx. 2.4 miles away); "They Were Poor, Hungry, and They Built to Last" (approx. 2.4 miles away); Leeds CCC Camp (approx. 2.4 miles away); Leeds Historic CCC Camp (approx. 2.4 miles away); From Schoolhouse to Town Hall (approx. 3 miles away); A Tale of Three Towns (approx. 3 miles away); St. John's Church / Bishop Lawrence J. Scanlan (approx. 3.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Moses Harris: Utah Pioneer and Man of God. Moses Harris, the subject of this sketch, was born July 20th, 1798, in Somerset County Pennsylvania. He was the son of Silas and Annaretta Wright Harris. His Ancestor was among the first of New England. (Submitted on July 6, 2015, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 

2. Moses Harris (20 Jul 1798 - 15 Mar 1890). (Submitted on July 6, 2015, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2015, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2015, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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